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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:20 -0500
Experts discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:06:09 -0500
There are important lessons for the incoming Trump administration on Iran they can learn from their predecessors, argues CFR’s Ray Takeyh. They should recognize that the Islamic Republic is a unitary nation-state purged of reformers, that it is susceptible to a threat of force, and that Iran is not interested in normalizing relations with the United States.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:03:33 -0500
This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:19 -0500
This session examines the devastating use of sexual violence against civilians by armed factions and extremist groups.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:34 -0400
Partitioning Syria under a weak federal structure with a massive Western force to enforce a power-sharing agreement is the only real option the United States and its allies has for solving the Syrian conflict, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:08:31 -0400
Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:04:37 -0400
For the first time ever, the United States abstained in the annual United Nations General Assembly vote to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The vote was bad enough; the explanation of vote offered by our envoy at the UN was in many ways even worse. Elliott Abrams explains the problem in National Review.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:00:46 -0400
Daisy Khan discusses community efforts to combat extremism and Islamophobia in the United States.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:39:49 -0400
The growing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran will likely shape the Middle East for many years, and possibly even decades, to come
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:28:42 -0400
A growing body of research suggests that standard peace and security processes routinely overlook a critical strategy that could reduce conflict and advance stability: the inclusion of women.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:08:18 -0400
Southern Thailand has faced a brutal insurgency since 2001. Today, there is a chance the insurgency will be infiltrated by ISIS, which has recruited over one thousand Southeast Asians.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:00:39 -0400
The assumptions held by those advocating military action in Syria are weak, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. Military punitive measures are not likely to make Russia, Iran, the Syrian regime, or militant forces back down from their current stances, either on the battlefield or in negotiations.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:22:15 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 10–14, 2016.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:54:25 -0400
Experts discuss Colombia’s failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country’s future.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:26:28 -0400
While increased U.S. military action in Syria may be favored by numerous policymakers, the Obama administration remains unwilling to sanction further intervention. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes that “The Obama White House has long argued that it was elected to end wars in the Middle East, not to escalate them…” but meanwhile, Aleppo remains “full of carnage and bunker-busting munitions with rockets falling on children and no hope of escape for anyone.”
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:14:12 -0400
Many experts and policymakers had predicted the humanitarian catastrophe that is underway in Aleppo, but no one is willing to intervene. “There is nothing either timely or decisive about the world’s approach to Syria, which has become the theater in which global and regional actors pursue their own goals,” writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:57 -0400
Jamille Bigio discusses the role of women in security, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:56:58 -0400
Tragedies keep occurring in war, despite the best intentions of U.S. troops. Micah Zenko provides recommendations to reduce the inevitable human errors in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq that have led to avoidable civilian casualties.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:09:11 -0400
Writing in the Washington Post, Philip Gordon warns that Russia will pay a price for its unconditional support for Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:58:02 -0400
Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency, says expert Christopher D. Kolenda.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:01:38 -0400
The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:32 -0400
Matthew M. Taylor discusses Brazil's political and economic outlook.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:45:22 -0400
South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:14:11 -0400
Even if Assad is prepared to abide by the truce, rebel groups may not be, writes CFR president Richard N. Haass
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:42:44 -0400
And the politicians and pundits calling for one in Syria ought to remember how toothless and ineffective the U.S. air patrols were -- for 12 long years -- in Iraq.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:43:19 -0400
New polls of Israelis and Palestinians prove that peace is not at hand, and views on a peace deal are very far apart. But they also contain some interesting data, as Elliott Abrams explains in National Review.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:57:38 -0400
The U.S. wanted Turkish and Kurdish fighters to fight, but not fight each other. Now the administration is scrambling to keep local allies with their own interests focused on America's goal: defeating ISIS.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:34:31 -0400
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon addresses the politicized nature of humanitarian aid in Syria. She writes, “The quest for leverage, not respect for civilian life, is driving things on the ground.”
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:03:33 -0400
The Obama administration steadily updates the tally of dead combatants in its latest war — but can the numbers be trusted?
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:54:02 -0400
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses recent shifts in Cambodian politics and the impact on the country’s transition to democracy.